TOUR NAME:
Eco Village by Night + Rainforest Discovery
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TOUR CODE:
SEV 03
(Alternate Itinerary)
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DURATION:
2D/1N

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OUTDOOR CONDITIONS:
Nightwalk - easy trek through muddy paths and shallow streams with light from torches. Excursion - easy trekking through hilly undulating terrain. No marked trails.  Directions
by villager guides. Guides will choose among trails depending
on the fitness level
of guests. Surfaces might be muddy and slippery depending on weather. Crossing streams and river rapids required.

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HOW MUCH?

B$185.00/pax*
ex. Kianggeh Jetty, BSB

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* minimum 2 pax going

MORE PRICING DETAILS HERE


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|For trekking, wear light, easy-to-dry clothes which
do not hinder movement
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   ~ Shorts or covered pants
 ~ T-shirt
 ~ Shoes with good grip
 ~ Cap or Hat
 
 


For swimming and other water-based activities
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   ~ Swimwear
 ~ Other suitable clothing
 ~ Sandals (not slippers)
 ~ OR Rubber shoes
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Here is a guide for what to bring on your trip. Bear in mind to keep it light and small, for your own ease!

 
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 ~ Light Rucksack
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 ~ Changes of Clothes
 ~ Hat or Cap
 ~ Swimwear
 ~ Small Towel (for sweat)
 ~ Bath Towel
 ~ Toiletries
 ~ Raincoat
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 ~ Insect Repellent
 ~ Sun Lotion
 ~ Medication (if required)
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 ~ Camera
 ~ Torchlight
(for night walk)
 ~ Binoculars
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 ~ Waterproof Pouches/Bags
    (to keep gadgets, wallets, 
    passports, etc dry)

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 ~ Refillable Water Bottle
 ~ Favourite Snacks
 ~ Isotonic Drinks
 
 

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Items in purple are bare essentials, but other listed items are also highly recommended for comfort
and convenience.
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  NOTICE: This is an alternate itinerary for tour package SEV 03. It is meant for those whose travel times & dates are such as to hinder their ability to enjoy this tour package with the default itinerary. Offered on a case-to-case basis, please get in touch with us to discuss your options. Actual content might differ from default itinerary, so please read carefully. For the default itinerary for SEV 03, please see here.

What better way to see the rainforest than to spend a night in the midst of it all, taking in the serene atmosphere and seeing its other side come to life as the sun disappears beyond the horizon? Taking this in mind, we have prepared overnight stays to ensure you an enlightening and enjoyable rainforest holiday!


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Your trip begins with a 45-minute speedboat ride* from Bandar Seri Begawan to Bangar, zipping through meandering rivers lined with mangroves and nipah palms. From Bangar, its a short drive and a stroll into our Eco Village, tucked away in a corner of Sumbiling Lama, an Iban village, and fronting an upstream stretch of the Temburong River.

Settle in and enjoy light refreshments, before being briefed and then proceeding to cross to the other side of the Temburong River by temuai (local longboat). Your rainforest discovery is about to begin!

The first part of your trek will take you through secondary rainforest - formerly cultivated areas which now feature a diverse range of plants, many which feature in the medicinal remedies of the indigenous tribes, such as wild ginseng. Numerous plants throughout your entire trek are used by the tribes as food, raw materials for crafts and building and surprisingly, even as beauty products and toiletries! Go deeper until eventually you emerge into primary rainforest. Marvel at the towering trees, especially the hardwoods and enjoy the cool shade cast by the imposing canopy foliage above you.

All along the way, listen to stories of life and experiences as you traverse into the depths of one of the last tracts of virgin rainforest in Borneo - our village guides have lived in these parts all their lives! Relish walking across the Mutong River, and even trek along some of the shallower rocky portions! Depending on your fitness and timing, you might even be able to trek along a creek to a small seasonal waterfall! 


After returning, freshen up and get down to a hearty lunch prepared by local villagers. Once you've had your fill, kick off your shoes and relax for the rest of the afternoon. Depending on the weather and river conditions, avail of our riverside hammocks nestled under shady trees for you to tuck into your favourite novel or to just catch a lazy afternoon nap, then take a refreshing dip in the river fronting the premises or a partially-submerged rock bank (for a different experience!), a short walk away and just a bit downstream. On certain days, marvel at the beautiful sunset as you savour the last few moments in the water before getting ready for dinner.

Sit down to a hearty dinner amidst the rising buzz of the surrounding wildlife. Once you have had your fill, let the local villagers guide the way - they will take you to their longhouse where you get to witness how they live their lives here, and even get to meet their families and friends! Then proceed to a nearby forested area for an excursion like to no other - a night walk in the forest! You will see that the forest is just as alive at night as it is in the day, thanks to the keen eye and skillful directions of the locals. After the walk, return to the Eco Village and after freshening up, doze off to the tireless crescendos of the surrounding jungle ensemble, manned by the cicadas, frogs and many more species!

Arise early the next morning, and after packing up, have breakfast before saying your good-byes, and departing for Bangar. Return to BSB by speedboat*, with fond memories of your rainforest holiday, made possible by Sumbiling Eco Village!


* Not applicable to tours commencing from Bangar

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Rough Itinerary

DAY 1  
07:30 Meet at Kianggeh Jetty, BSB
Speedboat ride to Bangar town, Temburong
09:30 Welcome by local guide at Bangar Jetty
Overland transfer to Sumbiling Eco Village
09:50 Arrive at Eco Village. Light refreshments served
10:15 Start rainforest discovery trek
13:00 Back to Eco Village. Freshen up
Lunch
Relax and leisure time
16:50

Gather wild vegetables with a local villager (seasonal)

17:30 Swim in river, before shower and get ready for dinner
18:30 Dinner
20:00 Night forest walk. Visit longhouse
21:30 Walk back to Eco Village
22:00 Light refreshments. Prepare for nights sleep
22:30 Lights out

DAY 2
 
 
07:30 Breakfast
Packing & Check-out from Eco Village
08:30 Overland transfer to Bangar. Speedboat ride to BSB
09:30 Arrive at Kianggeh Jetty, BSB. End of tour
DISCLAIMER: Timing subject to boat schedules and other factors.

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Package Inclusions & Exclusions

Package includes:

 - Guided forest night walk
 - Rainforest discovery trek through forest and river
 - Visit to Iban longhouse

 - English-speaking guide for rainforest discovery excursion
 - Return speedboat fare BSB - Bangar (ex. Kianggeh Jetty only)
 - Return transfer Bangar - Sumbiling Eco Village
 - Use of Eco Village recreational facilities to be indicated by staff
 - Accommodation in camping tents
 - Dinner, breakfast, lunch, free flow of tea at Eco Village
 - Bamboo chicken at lunch for groups of >20pax.

Package excludes:

 - Personal Toiletries
 - Tips for guides and staff
 - River rafting, which requires pre-booking and is chargeable
 - River tubing commencing from beyond Eco Village waterfront
 - Accommodation in basic rooms
 - Bamboo chicken at lunch for groups of <20pax. Special request
may be fulfilled at additional cost.
 - Additional requests for products, services or amenities not
expressly mentioned above.

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Optional Add-Ons To Your Tour

River Tubing
There is no better way to relax on a nice day than to float down a river
of cool clear water in a round rubber tube, good for one. Complimentary
if within the stretch in front of our Eco Village.
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River Rafting
Splash away on traditional rafts made from bamboo poles tied together
and steered with prow sticks! You will be taken to a spot upstream from where you begin your journey floating down to the Eco Village. A fun
activity for groups and or adventure seekers. Pre-booking required.
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Bamboo Chicken
A culinary specialty we are known for, featuring succulent pieces of chicken marinated with spices and herbs, then stuffed into a green bamboo tube and carefully cooked over a wood fire. The moisture contained in this particular type of bamboo ensures the tube does not break open while cooking, and also contributes to a flavourful broth without pouring in any water at anytime during the cooking process. Pre-booking required. Complimentary
at ONE lunch for groups of >20pax.
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Upgrade to Basic Room
If you prefer rooms instead of tents, we have 3 basic rooms with common bathroom, and equipped with light, fan and beds with mattresses and bedding.
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Jetty Transfer Service
If you are putting up outside town, or are close to town but not comfortable with walking to the Kianggeh Jetty, you may make use of our transfer services, at exclusive rates for tour guests. Our fleet consists of airconditioned vans, MPVs and saloon cars.
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Airport Transfer Service
If you are flying in to or out of Brunei, and would like the peace of mind
of having your airport transfers taken care of, this is for you. Get to your hotel/hostel or to the airport with ease and certainty. We provide competitive rates, as an incentive bundled with your tour booking.
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Eco Village by Night + Rainforest Discovery (SEV03 ALT)
All prices quoted on this page are valid from 1 Jan to 30 Jun 2012

BASE PRICE OF YOUR TOUR PACKAGE
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POINT OF TOUR COMMENCEMENT PRICE PER PERSON

2-9 pax

1 pax [1] >9 pax
Kianggeh Jetty, BSB B$ 185.00  B$ 235.00

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Us
For
Pricing!

Bangar [2]  B$ 175.00
(B$10 discount)
 B$ 225.00
(B$10 discount)
Sumbiling Eco Village [2]  B$ 170.00
(B$15 discount)
 B$ 205.00
(B$30 discount)


PRICES FOR OPTIONAL ADD-ONS

 

OPTIONAL FEATURE

PRICE
River Tubing
- Limited Distance
- Strictly 1 pax per tube
- Complimentary if close by
- Dependant on river conditions
+ B$ 10.00 / tube / round
River Rafting
- Requires pre-booking
- Limited Distance
- Seats 2 pax per raft
- Dependant on river conditions
+ B$ 20.00 / raft / hour
Bamboo Chicken
- Requires pre-booking
- Priced as per tube of bamboo
+ B$ 30.00 / tube
Upgrade to Room
- Basic rooms with fan & light
- Priced as per room
- Subject to availability

  Twin-Sharing Room  : + B$ 20.00 / night
  Triple-Sharing Room : + B$ 30.00 / night

Jetty Transfer Service
- Min. 2 pax transferring
- Solo pays price of 2 pax
- Seat-in-coach basis
- Priced as per one-way trip
In & near BSB [3] : + B$ 10.00 (1-3 pax)
                       : + B$ 20.00 (4-6 pax)
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Outside BSB
[4]   : + B$ 15.00 (1-3 pax)
                      
 : + B$ 25.00 (4-6 pax)
Airport Transfer Service
- Min. 2 pax transferring
- Solo pays price of 2 pax
- Seat-in-coach basis
- Priced as per one-way trip
In & near BSB [3] : + B$ 25.00 (1-3 pax)
                       : + B$ 35.00 (4-6 pax)
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Outside BSB
[4]   : + B$ 30.00 (1-3 pax)
                      
 : + B$ 40.00 (4-6 pax)

[1] Prices and discounts for 1 pax is applicable only if a solo traveller makes a booking for a range of dates when no one else is going for the same tour. In the event that there are others, pricing for 2-9 pax will apply. Do enquire from us if others are going on your tentative dates, in order to benefit from savings.

[2]
For BSB - Bangar - BSB boat journeys, normal schedules indicate last departure around 4.00pm - 4.30pm. Boat schedules are set by public operators and beyond our control, so remember to provide time allowance to prevent disruption to your plans.

[3]
Hotels within Bandar Seri Begawan and its vicinity include but are not excluded to the Terrace, Radisson, Jubilee, Pusat Belia (hostel), KH Soon (guest house), Brunei, Palm Garden, Kiulap Plaza, Traders, Grand City, Orchid Garden, Times and other hotels. Pickup points within close distance of these hotels may be included, subject to confirmation with us. Do enquire if your hotel is not listed here or to confirm your non-hotel location.

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Hotels outside of Bandar Seri Begawan and its vicinity are restricted to those within the Brunei-Muara District, and include the Empire, Asma, Holiday Lodge, Jeruton hotels. Pickup points within close distance of these hotels or within the district may be included, subject to confirmation with us. Do enquire if your hotel is not listed here or to confirm your non-hotel location.

HOW DO I MAKE A BOOKING?
Bookings may be made via email, phone or fax, subject to availability on the given dates and subsequent confirmation by us. For prompt responses, we recommend making your booking through our Online Booking Form on our main website.

Bookings are deemed to be secured only upon receiving full payment from guests.

HOW DO I MAKE A PAYMENT?
The payments methods available to guests are outlined below:

Online Bookings (Overseas Guests)
Once the details of tours/services have been finalised, full payment has to be made immediately in order to confirm booking. You may choose to pay via:

1.  Credit/Debit card OR other acceptable methods payable via Paypal
Once finalised, and if this is the chosen method of payment, we will generate an invoice on Paypal for you to settle in full.

2.  Telegraphic Transfer to our Brunei bank account
All charges are to be borne by guest.

An official receipt will only be issued upon request, and will be collected at time of tour commencement.

Walk-In Bookings (Brunei-based Guests)
For Brunei-based guests, payment has to be made at our office during office hours, as soon as practicable after booking is confirmed by us OR latest 3 days before tour commencement, whichever is sooner. Alternate arrangements may be discussed on a case-to-case basis.

Payments may be made by credit/debit card (Mastercard only), or in cash in Brunei Dollars, or Singapore Dollars (for the latter, torn notes and S$1 coins will not be accepted).

An official receipt will be issued upon receipt of full payment.

 

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Terms & Conditions

Package provision subject to guest's acceptance of the following:
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-  Provision of package is on a seat-in-coach basis. Extra charges will be levied for personal tours.
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- The operator and its affiliates exclude any liability for any discomfort, death or injury occurring within our premises or on tours conducted resulting from guest's own negligence or from circumstances, natural or otherwise, beyond reasonable foresight of the operator.
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- Guests are expected to show respect for the natural environment by refraining from destruction or removal of flora, fauna or other components, unless otherwise permitted, and with the knowledge of the guides in attendance. Guests are also expected to strictly adhere to safety regulations and directions from the guides at all times during the duration of the tour.
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- As an outdoor trip, itinerary and times indicated are subject to change without notice, as trips may be affected by rain, heat, high or low water levels in the river, and guests' fitness levels which might affect speed of mobility.

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- Meals are prepared in local style and consist of chicken, fish & assorted vegetables, unless otherwise pre-requested and agreed upon between operator and guest. Guests observing a vegetarian regime, or other dietary preferences are to make their preferences known at time of booking in order for suitable meals to be prepared, to the best effort of the operator.

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